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patella comp Qs

patella anatomy comp questions

What joints make up the knee? patellofemoral, femorotibial
Where does the ligamentum patellae attach? tibial tuberosity
At what age does the patella form? 3-5 years of age
How do the femoral condyles sit in relation to each other? the medial condyle sits 5-7 degrees more inferior
What ligaments stabilize the knee joint? posterior cruciate, anterior cruciate, tibial collateral, fibular collateral.
What are the attachment points for the posterior cruciate ligament? medial condyle, posterior intercondylar area
What are the attachment points for the anterior cruciate ligament? lateral condyle, anterior intercondylar area
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
PCL posterior cruciate ligament
What are the attachment points for the tibial collateral ligament? medial femoral condyle, medial tibial condyle
What are the attachment points for the fibular collateral ligament? lateral femoral condyle, lateral fibular head
What angle do the tibial plateaus sit at? they slope posteriorly 10-20 degrees
How is the femur normally situated in the body? it slants medially 5-15 degrees
What type of bone is the patella? sesamoid
What is the name for the sesamoid bone occasionally found behind the knee? flabella
Where does the patella form? in the quadriceps femoris muscle
What is the name of the surface the patella articulates with on the femur? patellar surface
Where does the patellar apex lie in relation to the knee joint space? ½ inch superior
Created by: annaluz87